Late last year (2017) Article19 was commisioned by Panta Rei Danseteater in Norway to make a behind the scenes video of their latest touring work ‘Make Me Dance’. Performed as part of the company’s Tilt project the work was performed 140 times to a collective audience of 10,000 people and featured a completely portable stage for the audience and the performers.
The company say this much about the piece;
Make Me Dance is a choreographed concert. Through movement, sound and text three dancers and one musician look at why they have become professional artists. Make Me Dance is a performance about the choices we make and the small, yet universal stories that shape us as human beings.
Make Me Dance is an energizing performance that suits a cross generational audience. It is a performance that inspire and leave you nostalgic. The movement vocabulary and text are results of discussions between the performers and the creative team. Discussions based on stories that are shaped through memories of how it all started, how the need to dance became the key to the future and the source of challenges and success.
The work will be on tour again this year but mostly in Norway. ‘Make Me Dance’ is performed by Julie Drónen Ekornes, Nora Martine Svenning, Jens Jeffry Trinidad and Jon Filip Fahlstróm with choreography by Anne Ekens and Pia Holden and live music from Marcus Amadeus.